Diphtheria is an upper respiratory tract illness characterized by sore throat, low-grade fever, and an adherent membrane of the tonsil(s), pharynx, and/or nose. A milder form of diphtheria can be limited to the skin. It is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, an aerobic Gram-positive bacterium.
Diphtheria as related to Childhood Immunization
- Vaccines: VPD-VAC/Diphtheria/main page - CDC
Diphtheria vaccine info for parents, public, and healthcare professionals
- Diphtheria Information for Parents - CDC
Diphtheria immunization (vaccine) Definition This vaccine protects against diphtheria, a bacterial disease that affects the throat and can cause serious or deadly ...
- Vaccines: VPD-VAC/Diphtheria/In-Short - CDC
Vaccine. Diphtheria toxoid (contained in Tdap, DTaP, DT or Td vaccines) can prevent this disease. Who Needs to be Vaccinated? Does my infant …
- CDC - Diphtheria Fact Sheet for Parents - Vaccines
CDC fact sheet for parents: About the diphtheria disease and the vaccine that prevents it
- Diphtheria | Vaccines.gov
There are four vaccines used to prevent diphtheria, often combined with protection against tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough): DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.
- Diphtheria — Timelines — History of Vaccines
All diphtheria immunizations for children are given in a single injection combined with tetanus toxoid and pertussis vaccine (known as DTP or DTaP).
- Diphtheria — History of Vaccines
Even though some vaccinations have been recommended in the United States since the 1940s, an official annual immunization schedule for children ages 0-18 did not ...
- Your Child's Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus ...
The diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine protects against: Diphtheria: a serious infection of the throat that can block the airway and cause severe ...
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) Vaccine and ...
Diphtheria is a serious disease that can cause death through airway obstruction, heart failure, ... The complete childhood immunization schedule can be found at: